The National Museum of Ireland, located at Collin's Barracks in Dublin, is the nation's premier cultural institution. The museum operates with a strong emphasis on Ireland's art, material culture, and natural history. The National Museum of Ireland has long been a resource for people of all ages, dedicated to providing a large array of opportunities for life long learning and for the discovery and enjoyment of Ireland's rich heritage. The services offered at the National Museum of Ireland include guided tours, public lectures, weekend events, workshops and demonstrations, education resource rooms, and an information and resource service.
The Collins Barracks location of The National Museum of Ireland contains many state of the art exhibitions on costume and clothing, coins, and furniture. The museum has a changing programme of unique temporary exhibitions, lecture series, and an outdoor programme of summer events. The new Phase 2 exhibition galleries display the museum's ethnographical collection as well as geology and Irish history. It takes about a half a day to fully experience everything that the National Museum of Ireland at Collins Barracks has to offer. Once visitors have spent the morning enjoying all of the exhibits, they can take lunch in the museums café.